ABIGAIL BRESLIN (Nim) is one of the most versatile, charismatic and sought-after actors of her young generation. A talented and engaging performer, she had the enviable role of playing leading lady to Mel Gibson – at the tender age of five.
Since starring opposite Gibson in M. Night Shyamalan’s 2002 film Signs, Abigail has been able to use her unique talents to do both comedy and drama as well as quirky and unusual roles.
Most memorable is her role in the critically acclaimed Little Miss Sunshine, the irreverent, antic comedy which created a sensation at the 2006 Sundance Film Festival. For her performance as Olive, the ambitious young girl obsessed with winning a beauty pageant, Abigail received a Best Actress Award from the Tokyo International Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award®, a SAG Award and a BAFTA Best Supporting Actress Award.
Abigail also made an impression with her performance in Raising Helen for director Garry Marshall, in which she starred opposite Kate Hudson as well as her older brother, Spencer Breslin. She has also completed roles in the independent drama
Keane, directed by Lodge Kerrigan and produced by Steven Soderbergh; in The Ultimate Gift, co-starring James Garner; and had a surprise role as a perky Elf in The Santa Claus 3.
She was most recently seen in No Reservations for director Scott Hicks co-starring opposite Catherine Zeta-Jones and Aaron Eckhart, and can also be seen in the romantic comedy Definitely Maybe opposite Ryan Reynolds. She has currently completed
filming the starring role in American Girl.
On television, Abigail has had guest roles on Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Navy N.C.I.S., What I Like About You and Grey’s Anatomy. She lives in New York City.